Live Webinar

Northwest Seminars presents Critical Care: The Team Approach, a live webinar replacement program for Brooklyn, New York, May 20-23, 2021.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences. We are pleased to offer a similar program schedule with only minor changes to the original agenda.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.

Take advantage of special introductory tuition pricing of $650! (Daily rate of $175 per day.)

Hurry! Registration ends for each day's lectures at 5 pm PDT the night prior to the event. Click here to register.

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the critical care specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of critical care medicine must possess the scientific background for clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides; serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of critical care services.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups in the provision of critical care services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Critical Care: The Team Approach
Live Webinar
May 20-23, 2021

  All times in PDT  

Thursday, May 20

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Cardiogenic Shock: Rise of the Machines E.Gutierrez  
  0800 Lactate: Can We Do Better? E Gutierrez  
  0900 Break
  0910 VV ECMO S.Galvagno  
  1010 Aeromedical Evaluation: Evidence of the Evidence Base and Review of Appropriate Use S.Galvagno  
  1110 Break
  1120 Driving Pressure and Transmural Pressure: An Update S.Lowson  
  1220 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, May 21

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Right Ventricular Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension S.Lowson  
  0800 Vasoplegic Shock in 2021 S.Lowson  
  0900 Break
  0910 Steroids and Metabolic Resuscitation in Sepsis E.Gutierrez  
  1010 Nutrition in the Critically Ill E.Gutierrez  
  1110 Break
  1120 Critical Care Management of Drowning S.Galvagno  
  1220 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, May 22

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Difficult Airway Assessment and Management in the ICU S.Galvagno  
  0800 Prevention of Peri-Intubation Death: "Perfusion Protective" Ventilation S.Galvagno  
  0900 Break
  0910 Reno-Protection in the Cardiac Surgical ICU S.Lowson  
  1010 Procalcitonin: Should We Be Measuring It? S.Lowson  
  1110 Break
  1120 We Are the Dealers: Non-Opioid Pain Management in the ICU E.Gutierrez  
  1220 Adjourn
2.3 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, May 23

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 NIV and HFNC: Avoiding the Ventilator E.Gutierrez  
  0800 Resuscitation and Fluid Responsiveness E.Gutierrez  
  0900 Break
  0910 Fluids: What Should We Use and When? S.Lowson  
  1010 Damage Control Resuscitation S.Galvagno  
  1110 Break
  1120 Use of Viscoelastic Monitoring for Trauma Resuscitation S.Galvagno  
  1220 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 2/24/21


Samuel M. Galvagno Jr., DO, PhD, MS, FCCM
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Multi Trauma Critical Care Unit
Deputy Director, Shock Trauma Go-Team
Medical Director, State Critical Care Coordination Center (C4)
Department of Anesthesiology
Program in Trauma
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Eddy Gutierrez, MD
Critical Care Specialist
Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040084; Expiration Date 5/23/2021.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category I Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 14 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.


No penalty for webinar cancellations received 14 days or more of the event start date. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event start date. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS!

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.


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